LEWIS Macleod was thrilled to hear he pipped a number of his former Gers teammates to the Goal of the Season award.

His stunning overhead kick against Livingston in October won him the prize before he made the move to Brentford in the New Year.

Now living in London and plying his trade in the English Championship, Lewis took some time out of his injury rehab to speak to rangers.co.uk.

He said: “I’m delighted to win it and it’s something good to come out of quite a turbulent last four or five months after moving down to London and being injured – it’s just nice to get something back for the season. 

“I can’t really remember much about the goal, Blacky hooked it into the back corner and I just thought I’d take a chance and go for it and luckily it went in. 

“I scored a similar one against Ayr last season but I liked this one better – the ball was in the air longer and it was much harder to connect with it, they were both good but this one shades it a wee bit.

“I’ve been too injured to score anything like that at Brentford yet, I have scored one or two in training but I still haven’t been fully fit enough to play because of my hamstring. 

“I have been on the bench once, I came back too soon and it has still not been right so I will be working over the summer to try and make sure it is right for pre-season and hopefully that is the case.”

Brentford finished fifth in the table and missed out on the play-off final after being defeated by Middlesbrough in the semis. 

It means Lewis is looking to be influential in guiding his side to the Premier League next season after coming so close. 

He continued: “It is good down here at Brentford; it is hard at first when you move away but apart from that it has been good.

“Obviously I would have liked to have been fit sooner than pre-season but everybody in the dressing room has welcomed me in and it is a good bunch of boys here.

“It was disappointing to just miss out on the Championship play-off final, even when you aren’t involved you want to help out as much as you can.

“It was a good period and that is just an indication of what it is like and hopefully for the next couple of years we can continue to be involved in those sorts of games.

“I watch every Rangers game that is on TV so I have been keeping up with them and the result against Hibs was great.

“The boys have another big game on Thursday and I can’t see them slipping up but it will be a tough game and it should be good to watch.

“I am hoping the final will be a weekend that I am off because I am still training for the next three weeks so if I get a few days off I will try and find the time to get to a game and get back up the road.”

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